Nina Lurie
Nina Lurie
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Scarsdale, N.Y.
High School: Scarsdale

2017-18: Posted a 20-11 record between singles and doubles play, including a 12-4 mark in singles ... Earned straight-set singles victories against Oneonta in the SUNYAC semifinals and New Paltz in the SUNYAC Championship ... Named to the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team.

2015-16: Went 3-1 in singles and 1-1 in doubles with Jennifer Buckhout for an overall match record of 4-2 … advanced to the semifinals of the Hosking Invitational D Flight singles (William Smith), winning two of three matches.

Prior to Geneseo: Played for coach Jennifer Roane at Scarsdale High School ... member of league champion in Section ... voted most improved player across her high school career.

Personal: Nina Joy Lurie was born and raised in Scarsdale, N.Y. ... parents are Sarah Weinshel and Preston Lurie ... has an older brother Adam ... majoring in psychology ... enjoys playing ping pong and baking ... started playing just three years ago "because my friend forced me to come with her to a recreational tennis camp in our town." ... her favorite athletic moment was a two-hour match she won to make her varsity high school team ... best athletic advice received: "My coach at home always tells me to place no limits on myself. Since I've only been playing tennis for three years, this advice allowed me to become the player I am today. In the beginning of my tennis career, I was discouraged because I barely made the junior varsity team at my high school. However, my coach reassured me that I had the talent and, since I had only been playing tennis for a couple of months, at the rate I was going I could do anything." ... counts the same coach as having the most influence on her playing career: "Whenever I get frustrated or discouraged he always reassures me that, because I have such limited experience, the level that I've reached is exceptional." ... favorite professional athlete is Novak Djokovic.